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Matrix Partners Adds Two New EIRs

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Matrix Partners has added two new entrepreneurs in residence, Kevin Barenblat and Mihir Shah. Barenblat founded social music app SpotDJ and Context Optional, a social marketing software startup which was bought by Adobe. Shah was the former CEO of mobile advertising platform Tapjoy, and also worked at social app firm...
Matrix Partners Adds Two New EIRs
Postano tries to bank on Pinterest in real life

Ask A VC: Submit Your Questions Now For True Ventures And Shasta Ventures

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This week’s Ask A VC series features a slew of awesome guests in the investment world. Tomorrow, we have True Ventures’ partners Tony Conrad and Puneet Agarwal in the studio, and Thursday, Shasta Ventures’co-founder Rob Coneybeer will be in the hot seat. Remember, you ask questions either in the comments...
Ask A VC: Submit Your Questions Now For True Ventures And Shasta Ventures

Accounting software startup Xero ditches HTML5 in favor of native iOS and Android apps

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Supporters of HTML5 for mobile were dealt a significant blow when Facebook u-turned and began developing native apps last year. Now another company is hedging its bets after accounting software maker Xero gave up on Web apps for mobile claiming that the development was resource intensive and difficult. Xero’s tone...
Accounting software startup Xero ditches HTML5 in favor of native iOS and Android apps
Yahoo email users spend more on energy than Gmail users

Ignition-backed Cloudera scores whopping $65M round

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It’s been a good week for Ignition Partners, the Bellevue venture capital firm. On Wednesday, Citrix Systems announced its intentions to acquire Ignition portfolio company Zenprise in a deal that Fortune pegged at $355 million. Now, Cloudera, a four-year-old Hadoop based software startup led by ex-engineers from Facebook, Google and...
Ignition-backed Cloudera scores whopping $65M round

Floq map of Australian tech startups shows what’s up down under

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Not so long ago we had a little chat with Australian survey software startup Floq, which mentioned that it is using its own software to start a map of its home country, showing where the fresh new tech companies are emerging. True to its word, Floq has launched its interactive map...
Floq map of Australian tech startups shows what’s up down under

3 reasons why Canadian startups should stay put

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur Derek Ting If you’re a software startup, people assume you want to be in Silicon Valley, to be immersed in the hub of high tech; surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurial spirits; and delighted by the normally mild California weather and scenic Pacific...
3 reasons why Canadian startups should stay put
OnApp nabs $20M from LDC to improve cloud management software
Facebook acquihires Osmeta to beef up its mobile strategy

A prescription for strapped hospitals

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Mary Jo Gorman uses tech to transform health care. By Dinah Eng, contributor FORTUNE -- Mary Jo Gorman is a medical doctor in St. Louis, but she would fit right in at a software startup in Silicon Valley. ­Gorman, 53, has successfully launched three companies; her latest venture, Advanced ICU...
A prescription for strapped hospitals

Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?

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While Facebook is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of Facebook Home, it looks like it is also continuing to make acquisitions that will help bolster that strategy overall. We have learned that in the lead-up to the launch last week, the social network appears to...
Has Facebook Quietly Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup?
Yammer CEO: Here's Why I Moved My Company To Silicon Valley

500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere

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Photo-sharing site 500px today announced the acquisition of fellow Toronto-startup Algo Anywhere, in a stock and cash deal the specific terms of which were not disclosed. This marks the first acquisition for 500px, the company helmed by co-founders Oleg Gutsol and Evgenvy Tchebotarev. 500px is a fast-growing photo community...
500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere

Groove raises $1M, launches out of beta to turn small business customer support on its head

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After catching our eyes last year while in private beta, helpdesk software startup Groove is launching out of beta with a complete product and website redesign, raising $1 million and turning down two acquisitions in the process. Groove, which is kicking off with 1,000+ paying customers from its beta days, is challenging the likes of Zendesk...
Groove raises $1M, launches out of beta to turn small business customer support on its head

Twitter Flies The Nest And Moves Into Its New 1355 Market Street Headquarters

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After two and a half years, Twitter has moved out of its old office at 795 Folsom Street in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. Employees filled their streams with tweets about the move on Friday. Next stop: 1355 Market Street—what's officially known as "Mid-Market," but which some local wags have already...
Twitter Flies The Nest And Moves Into Its New 1355 Market Street Headquarters

Avanade buys cloud management startup Opstera

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Opstera co-founder Paddy Srinivasan Avanade is making another buy in the Seattle startup community, gobbling up cloud software startup Opstera in a deal of undisclosed size. The acquisition comes just 13 months after former Microsofties Paddy Srinivasan and Ranjith Ramakrishnan founded the cloud management upstart — a hot area in which Seattle’s Opscode...
Avanade buys cloud management startup Opstera

Azure Power’s rise in the Indian solar world

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After spending years in the U.S. acquiring an MBA and working at several tech companies, Inderpreet Wadhwa returned to his native India to build a solar power business. India is an emerging market for solar, and many residents have no access to electricity and blackouts can be common. Now his...
Azure Power’s rise in the Indian solar world

LA-based telemarketing software startup raises $15M

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Telemarketing is a dirty business, but someone’s gotta do it — because somehow, it’s still profitable. Also profitable is selling software to telemarketers that allows them to track the calls they make, the responses they get (or don’t get) from consumers, and the next follow-up actions they need to take...
LA-based telemarketing software startup raises $15M

Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

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Peter Godman Isilon System is one of the biggest startup success stories of the past 10 years, with the Seattle storage company rebounding from tough times to sell for a whopping $2.25 billion to EMC in late 2010. The company has continued to grow in its new Pioneer Square headquarters,...
Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

Troubled HTC pumps $35.4m into Silicon Valley enterprise software startup Magnet Systems, buys 17.1% stake

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Despite alerting investors that it would take a $40 million hit on its OnLive investment earlier today, Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC has announced it will make a $35.4 million “strategic investment” in Silicon Valley enterprise software startup Magnet Systems, for a 17.10% stake in the company. This is a developing...
Troubled HTC pumps $35.4m into Silicon Valley enterprise software startup Magnet Systems, buys 17.1% stake

Cathy Zoi lands at Tom Siebel's C3, after Silver Lake's energy fund

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Former Obama administration energy policy maker Cathy Zoi has joined Tom Siebel’s energy software startup C3 as Chief Strategy Officer, following a stint as an investor at Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Silver Lake’s clean energy growth fund. Zoi is now listed on C3′s website, is no longer listed on Silver Lake...
Cathy Zoi lands at Tom Siebel's C3, after Silver Lake's energy fund
Oracle to acquire cloud management software biz Nimbula

Social Software Startup Janrain Nabs $33 Million

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Janrain, a social identity software platform company, announced Monday it raised $33 million in venture funding in a round led by Millennium Technology Value Partners, with participation from Split Rock Partners, Epic Ventures, Salesforce.com, as well as investors from previous rounds....
Social Software Startup Janrain Nabs $33 Million

Cvent buys mobile conference apps maker CrowdCompass for $10 million

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Cvent, a provider of cloud-based event management solutions, has spent $10 million on the purchase of CrowdCompass, a Portland, OR-based software startup that specializes in apps for business events like conferences and tradeshows. The deal is another testament to Cvent’s increased focus on products for smartphones and tablets after the...
Cvent buys mobile conference apps maker CrowdCompass for $10 million
A Business Software Startup That's Rich and Cool
Video communicaton software startup Brandlive wins $260K at Angel Oregon
Microsoft Kinect helping soldiers with physical therapy

Parental control software startup Qustodio scores $1 million in seed funding

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Barcelona, Spain-based Qustodio has announced that it has closed a $1 million seed round of funding after successfully participating in a Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London pitch event. The financing round was led by HBS Alumni Angels members from W8 ventures, a London-based firm focusing on tech and...
Parental control software startup Qustodio scores $1 million in seed funding
Oracle buys social marketing startup Vitrue for $300M
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